25-29 September 2017
Salamanca, Spain
Europe/Zurich timezone

Shannon entropy and hadron decays

26 Sep 2017, 19:00
Auditorium Hall

Auditorium Hall

Poster Spectroscopy of mesons Poster session


Felipe J. Llanes-Estrada (Univ. Complutense de Madrid)


How much information is added to the Review of Particle
Physics when a new decay branching ratio of a hadron is measured and
reported? This is quantifiable by Shannon's information entropy. It may
be used at two levels, the distribution of decay-channel probabilities,
and the distribution of individual quantum-state probabilities
(integrating the later provides the former). We illustrate the concept
with some examples.

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